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Se7en Deadly Sins(and a few ways to win)
Sharmon Ibrahim

Ok, so unless you have no intention of getting through to the next round, don’t get on stage and faff, pick a nice song and sing it well (read as: in tune and loudly).

Make sure the song you pick and the way you sing it fulfills all the following, else don’t even bother:

  • Pick a song that is lively/dynamic
  • Pick a song that suits your age OR one you do REALLY well
  • Make sure you know the lyrics (at least most of them, if you have a problem remembering lyrics, pick a song that doesn’t have many)
  • Move with the song – means, enjoy it
  • Don’t look like a stuffed chicken during the instrumental bits, figure out what you can do here, a couple of options are below:
  • Mumble incoherently and nod at the crowd as though they understand you
  • Include the audience in your song, make them sing or do other things, they like it when you acknowledge their existence
  • Dance or otherwise entertain the audience i.e. juggling, flame throwing, tightrope walking, body painting/piercing, show off your tattoos,snake dance – anything, just avoid the stuffed chicken look
  • If all else fails, walk off stage, hide and come back when the singing bit starts again – like I said ANYTHING

Here are a few artists I’d like to see covered this year...

  • P!nk
  • Katy Perry
  • Lady Gaga
  • Rihanna
  • Adele
  • Train
  • The Script
  • Daughtry
  • Bruno Mars
  • Far East Movement ft. Snoop Dawg

...and these are a few songs I never want to have to hear ever again in my life, ever:

  • Black Velvet
  • Hotel California
  • I Will Survive
  • Zombie
  • Summer of 69
  • Any Celine Dion
  • Any country music
  • Anything slow

So that about covers it I think. Of course, these are just my opinions, likes and dislikes. But I am the judge, so...